Salty Hanes was born and raised on the East Coast. She earned her BA at Colorado State University and currently lives in Juneau, where she has been for more than 30 years. Hanes beads traditional native regalia such as leather clothing, moccasins, octopus bags, button blankets and headbands. She also creates contemporary pieces including murals, window pictures, crochet and knit beaded bags, and jewelry using semi-precious stones. Hanes exhibited beadwork at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery in 1999 and in 2002 with a ceramic artist. In 2000, she was part of a traveling Alaska and Canadian exhibition of 10 bead artists. Some of Hanes’ major works include Summer in the Tongass, a mural of woven beads weighing 8 1/2 pounds measuring 32″ wide by 44″ long, and Frost Flowers, a circular piece of crystal beads sewn on black velveteen.